National Weather Service: 4th Wettest May Ever in NTX

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FORT WORTH, TX -- Well, when it rains, it pours! And that's certainly the case in North Texas.

“Unfortunately through at least next weekend, it looks like we might get a break going into next week the beginning of June,” says Jennifer Dunn, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

We all know DFW has been swamped with showers. but get this: the national weather service says the area has already received well over 11-inches of rain this month alone.
That puts this May in the record books as the fourth wettest month ever.

“If we get a over two inches more before the end of month that will actually push us into the number one spot,” says Dunn.

But, it's not just rain we're dealing with, folks. some of these storms are pretty severe. In fact, the NWS says an "EF-1" tornado touched down in Irving overnight.

“So what gives with this wild weather?

“The combination of the Pacific moisture and Gulf of Mexico moisture sets the stage for a heavy rain threat,” says Dunn. “Typically we get breaks in between each other, this year. It`s just been one disturbance after another coming out of the west.

The rain has swollen the trinity river to the levees protecting downtown Dallas.

“It`s forecasted to go up to 40 feet and the levees are at 60 feet and were not forecasting it to go that high,” says Dunn.

That's a relief...but keep in mind, North Texas is still under a flash flood watch until midnight. so you might want to keep that rain gear handy, looks like we'll need it for a while.

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